R&D in AI and Criminal Law

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Apr 2024

16 Mar 2024
Job Information

University of Luxembourg
Research Field

Juridical sciences » Criminal law
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First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

12 Apr 2024 - 08:33 (UTC)
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Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

The Department of Law of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a Research & Development Specialist to conduct research in the context of the interdisciplinary research project on "Criminal Proceedings and the Use of AI: Challenges for Common Criminal Procedure Principles and the Principles of the Rule of Law". The research project is funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche. It gathers highly qualified experts in criminal law, IT law, data protection law, as well as in AI and machine learning, cybernetics, ethics and representatives of the private sector developing AI to examine critical questions about using AI in criminal proceedings.

Under the direction of Professor Katalin Ligeti, the Research and Development Specialist is expected to contribute to the deliverables and research goals of the project and may be given the responsibility to coordinate the university's contributions to the project and act as an interface to other project partners.

Your Role...

  • Conduct desk research on the different topics falling into the scope of the research (AI and criminal law, E-evidence; EU and Council of Europe (CoE) standards on the use of AI in criminal proceedings)
  • Organise focus groups and interviews with practitioners working in the criminal justice field in selected EU Members States
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications, workshops and conferences (organize workshops, seminars and the final conference; edit the publication of the research results)
  • Offer research assistance and coordinate young researchers working in the same field
  • Ensure that the project website is updated and contains all relevant information
  • Contribute in preparing further research proposals under the leadership of Prof. Ligeti


  • Have a Master degree in Law with specialization in criminal law, criminal procedure or law and technology. Practical experience in criminal law or IT law will be considered an advantage
  • Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in English; good understanding of a second language and possibly a third language, French or German in particular, would be considered an advantage
  • Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment
  • Curiosity and self-motivation
  • Team-oriented

About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University's faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its "international outlook," #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around 2,500 students from 90 different nationalities are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a European and international outlook, the Faculty counts three departments:

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics and Management (DEM)
  • Department of Finance

Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg's world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe.

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